The Death of Volleyball

Tully Rohrer

November 14th, 2008

I suppose this one necessitates an explanation.

The story, as I see it, involves a young, teenage male. Unfortunately for this young male, he startles easily and is prone to panic. One fine Catalina evening, he sauntered across the volleyball court, enjoying the cool ocean breeze. Suddenly, a monster leapt from the darkness, snagging the top of his head. In just a few moments, the monster had wrapped his head up and the handsome youngster panicked. In so doing he just thrashed himself deeper into the grasp of the monster.

Of course, the young male is a mule deer and the monster… the volleyball net. This buck somehow wrapped his antler in the volleyball net, ripped the volleyball net support out of the ground, and ran back and forth across the court, dragging the 10-foot long 4×4 around as he ran. We found him in the morning, still attached to the net, and thus also the light post that the net was attached too, and not surprisingly, thoroughly exhausted.

He was freed by two lassos, a sleeping bag, and a pair of bolt cutters to cut the cable from his antler. Sad, I suppose, but somewhat hilarious. Especially when I imagined some sort of ”When Animals Attack” scenario. He is still running around Toyon with a bunch of volleyball net wrapped around his antler. Ridiculous. Both the deer and this crazy place I call home.

On another note, this will be my last image until Christmas time, as I leave for a month long journey through Thailand in a week. I hope the next 6 weeks treats you well - lots of exotic Thai images in just a couple months…

Nice shot, and nice web too.
Best regards from Spain!!
JA

Jaime AlbertoNovember 14th, 2008

oh deer.

have a great time in thiland!
it sounds like it’s going to be an amazing trip

An Anonymous Viewer — November 14th, 2008

wow.. vacation.. wish i could have one too.. lol.. now your story reminds me of the dear (named rudolph) that attacked ”santa claus”.. sadly, the deer had a heart attack and died.. so ”santa” cooked him & ate him.. :D

excellent shot btw.. :)

RianNovember 14th, 2008

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